Ms Cathy McGowan AO, MP

Catherine McGowan

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Member for Indi, Victoria

Party
Independent
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4778
Fax:
(02) 6277 2365

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

117 Murphy Street
Wangaratta, VIC, 3677

Postal address
117 Murphy Street
Wangaratta, VIC, 3677

Telephone:
(03) 5721 7077
Fax:
(03) 5721 7066

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www.aph.gov.au/C_McGowan_MP

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Indi, Victoria, 2013.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture and Industry from 4.12.13.

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Personal

  • Born 29.11.1953, Albury, NSW.
  • Single.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA (Monash), DipEd (Melb.), MAppSc (UWS).
  • Teacher 1977-80.
  • Legislative and research assistant to the Member for Indi, EC Cameron, MP 1980-83.
  • Rural consultant 1984-87.
  • Farmer and consultant from 1987.
  • Rural Affairs Adviser, Dept of Agriculture (Vic.) 1987-90.
  • Lecturer, University of Western Sydney 1992-2003.

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Electorate

  • Description: rural.
    Location: north-eastern Victoria; it includes the centres of Alexandra, Beechworth, Benalla, Bright, Corryong, Eildon, Kinglake, Mansfield, Marysville, Mt Beauty, Myrtleford, Rutherglen, Tallangatta, Wangaratta, Wodonga and Yea.
    Area: 28 567 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 98 399 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: agriculture, tourism, forestry, woodchipping, food processing, viticulture, timber processing and manufacturing.
    State electorates: Indi includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Benambra, Euroa, Eildon and Ovens Valley.

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Honours

  • Awarded Centenary Medal 2003.
  • Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia, January 2004.

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